Speaking In Tongues
Scribbling In Voices

From Ilya Selvinsky

Translated by Anatole S.Troshin

When the lips have whispered «No»,
And the eyes are answering «Yes»,
Flood of happiness overflows you
Sadness ebbing without a trace.

But the brightness of morning fades,
Stars are suddenly losing their glow
When the lips are saying «Yes»
And the soul is answering «No».